68 people killed in crashes on California highways over Fourth of July weekend - KTLA

The California Highway Patrol released sobering totals that showed 68 people were killed during the agency’s Maximum Enforcement Period, which went into effect Friday evening.

Nearly half of all those killed were not wearing seatbelts, CHP said.

In total, across the multi-day enforcement period, CHP officers issued 9,700 citations for speeding and made 1,224 arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence. That’s an average of one arrest every five minutes, CHP said.

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Organizations: California Highway Patrol 

Tags: Cars Transportation Mass Death 

Type: Headlines